The prestigious SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2022 crowned Hamad International Airport (HIA) the "Best Airport in the World" for the second year in a row at the global event Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris, France. For the seventh year in a row, the airport has been named the "Best Airport in the Middle East."
The rankings were determined by passenger satisfaction and votes provided by air travellers across 39 key performance factors for airport services and products, including check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, immigration, and exit. HIA was named the best airport in the world, beating out 550 others.
"We are thrilled that Qatar's main gateway to the world has once again been named the world's best airport at the SKYTRAX 2022 World Airport Awards – adding another milestone achievement to HIA's history," said Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport. “Our commitment and service excellence continues to be a benchmark in the aviation industry thanks to our staff and stakeholder’s commitment and dedication – as we all look forward towards an even brighter year ahead.”
Edward Plaisted of Skytrax stated that,“We are delighted to announce that Hamad International Airport has been voted the World’s Best Airport for 2022, repeating their success of 2021. Our congratulations go to the Management, staff and stakeholders at Hamad International Airport who have all contributed to this achievement for the second year running. Whilst airports worldwide continued to be impacted by the pandemic throughout 2021, Hamad International Airport served 17.1 million passengers in 2021 and continued with its expansion plans. As the Official Airport Partner for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 we wish Hamad International Airport every success in helping to host this major event.”